Published: Dec 05, 2008 - 12:55 am
Story Found By: Gab 1918 Days ago
Category: Sphinn Zone
1. How To Write Interesting Titles
2. The Comprehensive Guide To X - Because this never features anything new but just rehashes stuff from a bunch of different blog posts in a single spot, often without citing the inspirations.
3. How To Pick A Good Domain Name
4. How To/Not To Write A Link Request Email
5. I Hate Cheap Clients Who Want Lots Of Work For $200 - We all do, weve all written the same rant (though Rebecca did it best, imho), now lets move on.
6. Top 10 WP Plugins For Your Blog
7. Top # SEO Tools. Again, done 999M times.
8. SEO is dead / will die. No, you go ahead and die. We will make bank.
9. Onpage ranking factors still matter. Well shucks ... who cares?
10. Any topic thats already been written and read so many times its pointless repeating what everyone already knows. The newbies will find the existing articles with an easy search or by digging through blog archives.
And if youre good with all these suggestions, you can post a badge on your blog or a link to this page to explain how you use Desphinn. That gets around people saying youre an ass and desphunn this for personal reasons - your principles for desphinning stuff will be clear. (I wrote this up on Sphinn rather than my blog so it would be easier for folks to link/use the badge - it wouldnt look like a cheap trick to get links.)
And on a related note, may I suggest a useful feature for Sphinn v2.0?
For step 1, make people aware that Sphinn has seen what theyre about to post. When youre submitting something, have the title be compared a la Digg to existing threads on the site. Then they have to look at those topics and check off a box that says "I swear this is original" if they want to go ahead.
For step 2, if their thread then gets multiple desphinns, their future submissions for the next month have to be vetted for originality. That is, they finish the submission process and before the thread goes live, a randomly selected, anonymous other member whos online at the same time sees a little popup with the topic and existing ones. Theyd have to also vouch for its originality, which theyre less likely to do if they think its weak and dont fear backlash due to their anonymity.
Another sanction for users who get desphinns for lack of originality would be that their future submissions need more sphinns to go hot. This would make it more challenging to get their rehashed, warmed-over content hot.